What is Archipelago - All At Sea?


Change used to be something that happened occasionally (and traumatically) - something we 'got through' then settled in for a long period of stability. 

Now, change is constant - and if it isn't in your organisation it should be. When the external environment shifts but the internal organisation (or team) doesn't, disaster is just around the corner. 

Unfortunately, while change is no longer occasional - it is still very much traumatic.
Which creates a problem for managers. 

So much of a manager's ability to deliver results that are demanded, rests on their ability to drive change:


Major new organisational directions



New initiatives at a departmental or team level


Personal individual change for people who are under-performing or are entrenched in outdated habits

Overcoming entrenched resistance requires powerful tools and that's where Archipelago - All At Sea comes in. 

In this highly engaging activity, participants in small groups create their own idyllic worlds. While they work towards the overall objectives, they do so in an environment which they mould to their own preferences. Ways of communicating are clear and understood. Rituals and resources are well established. Everyone knows and is comfortable with their role. No one feels challenged. 

But then everything changes. Well, not quite everything. The overall objectives are still critical but now they must be achieved in a world that has been turned upside down. 

Before cohesiveness, communication and collaboration can be re-established, participants must come to terms with their own feelings about the change, their own issues with the new world in which they operate. 

The strategies participants use have a significant bearing on the groups overall success. They also lay the foundation for a powerful debrief that examines which strategies will produce optimal results within your organisation. 

When your people participate in Archipelago, you give them the tools and strategies they need to respond to the inevitably changing workplace. In turn they can help you drive the change and delivery the results your own manager expects.